Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 21, 2016

Martin Chulov, The Guardian: Syria aid convoy attack: what evidence is there that Russia is to blame?

US is not revealing what evidence it has to support claim Moscow was responsible, but the strike’s accuracy raises suspicions

The attack on an aid convoy in Syria on Monday, carried out at night on an unlit road on the western outskirts of Aleppo, was sustained and highly effective – 18 of 31 trucks were destroyed, along with a nearby depot that was to receive the supplies.

Witnesses, among them aid workers who were travelling in the trucks and rescue workers who attended the aftermath, have described the sound of multiple explosions over at least an hour. They have also described the sound of jets repeatedly crossing the sky above them.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 21, 2016

Why Russia Bombed the Aid Convoy -- Tom Rogan, NRO

Syria: Finding opportunity in a post-ceasefire crisis -- James Denselow, Al Jazeera

Syria’s Civil War -- Glen Carey, Bloomberg

What Will Year Two of Russia's Syria Intervention Bring? -- Fabrice Balanche. Real Clear World

Why Iran never counted on US-Russia agreement -- Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

Forget isolation. Israel’s diplomatic ties have never been better. -- Josh Cohen, Reuters

The Other North Korean Threat -- Scott B. MacDonald, National Interest

What’s next for the Central African Republic? -- Linda Staude, DW

Africa’s future? There’s a case for optimism -- Georges Desvaux and Acha Leke. iol

The End of the European Supernation? -- Ana Palacio, Project Syndicate

'New KGB' plans betray Putin's anxiety -- Mark Galeotti, European Council on Foreign Relations

From Estonia, lessons for the Age of Cyberwar -- Isabelle de Pommereau, CSM

The May doctrine: Britain is still a global player (really) -- Tom McTague, Politico

Obama’s UN speech revealed a paradox at the heart of global politics -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX

New Yorkers After The Bombing: resilient or Fatigued? -- Max Kutner

Deplorable Elites -- Conrad Black, NRO

Trudeau wins over UN with strange speech full of liberal platitudes -- John Ivison, National Post

A Brief History of Presidential Candidates Standing in Front of Airplanes -- The Atlantic

1 comment:

RRH said...

"Nobody in the audience was any the wiser about how, in fact, Canada might make progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, or what it might do with a Security Council seat"

Everyone knows what Canada will do with a Security Council Seat.

Back every single U.S. sponsored initiative.

Vote against every single Russian sponsored initiative.